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The Gaul (2001)
"Vercingétorix" (original title)

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An entire nation's destiny lies in the hands of one man.

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Credited cast:
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Vercingétorix (as Christophe Lambert)
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Guttuart
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Epona
Denis Charvet ...
Cassivelaun
Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu ...
Dumnorix
Maria Kavardjikova ...
Rhia
Yannis Baraban ...
Litavic
Vincent Moscato ...
Moscatos
Jean-Pierre Rives ...
Teuton Chief
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Youri Angelov
Atanass Atanassov
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Diviciac (as J.P. Berger)
Patrice Bissonnette
Stefan Danailov
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Storyline

Young Vercingetorix came of age in 60 B.C., as soldiers of the Roman Empire ran roughshod over Gaul and his father was captured and executed by Romans. A wise and philosophical druid, Guttuart, tells the angry Vercingetorix that he should seek justice by winning freedom for Gaul from the Romans. As an adult, Vercingetorix becomes a brave and insightful warrior, and at first joins forces with the charismatic Julius Caesar. But in time Vercingetorix is betrayed by the great leader, and soon he raises an army of his own to defeat Caesar and bring Guttuart's prophesy to life. Written by Anonymous

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His people made him a leader. The empire made him a renegade. History made him a hero. See more »


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Rated R for violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 January 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Druids  »

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ESP 156,110,787 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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As Caesar sits at his table discussing the Druids, there are two small wooden models of catapults sitting on the table. When the camera is pointed at Caesar, the models are close to the center of the table. However, when looking over Caesar's shoulder at his men, the models are just inches from the edge of the table. This changes back and forth instantly between shots. See more »

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Vercingétorix: You want to fight? You want to live forever? Then I will lead you.
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Le rêve d'un homme
Performed by Sonia Lacen
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I'm starting to lose patience...
6 March 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Much as I generally enjoy watching good old Mr. Lambert messing about in the usual mindless, middle-of-the-road sci-fi shenanigans that he likes to frequent, I get no satisfaction whatsoever from seeing him jump up and down violently on what's left of his career in a sick-makingly irredeemable cinematic dog such as this.

Like so many reviewers before me, I just don't know where to begin.

Let's see: a shockingly bad soundtrack, editing the likes of which I've never seen, pointless, half-finished subplots, props and costumes that look like they were bought from the joke shop down the road (well, from some comedian in the nearest Bulgarian farming village, anyway), the criminal comparison to Braveheart on the video sleeve, dialogue that makes Hellgate and Slugs sound like they were written by David Mamet, and the most Austrian Austrian they could find to star as the most Roman Roman of all time, Caesar. Worst of all, the "kill me now" plea so obvious in Mr. Lambert's eyes (when you can see them through the hair) from start through to merciful finish.

Easily the worst film I've seen for years. And in the last few years I've seen Octopus, Spiders, Spiders 2, Ripper, Bats, Turbulence 3 and Deathstalker IV. Somebody tell Christopher Lambert that it's not funny any more.


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